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morning. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm aaron gilchrist in for eun yang. welcome to news 4 today. it is wednesday, june 1st. >>> now to the heat wave affecting our area. if you've been outside, you know it's a scorcher out there. stay in air-conditioning if you can and drink a lot of water. these temperatures can be life threatening. emergency crews are worried about responding to calls because fewer ambulances the d.c. firefighters association says a half dozen of basic life support transport unitsy in the shop for repairs, creating a dangerous problem. that's 21% of the total fleet of 25. but the chief of the d.c. fire says they're being made quickly. >> there's not as many ambulances as usual. >> at one point we were down 10. right now we're down 2. in the next 60 minutes we will have those units back in service. >> firefighters association says some ambulances have air-conditioning problems. they say the units heat up, making it hotter inside the ambulance than outside, putting patients at risk >> and this 90-degree weather is affecting trash pickup in the district.
stkpwhrers i'm aaron gilchrist. happy father's day on this sunday, june 19th. we'll start with chuck. >> let's take a live look at chuck bell. >> take a live look at me and then we'll take a live look outside. we wanted everybody to know we get the purple memo. worked out for all of us. yesterday not a bad day. the u.s. open completely missed by all the rain drops yesterday afternoon. that was welcomed news. i don't know that we're going to be as lucky today. certainly not going to be a washout. persistent showers overnight, into this morning. a look outside. yes, indeed, the sun is already up. you can already see a sliver or two first thing this morning breaking through a thin spot in the cloud cover. 76 degrees in upper northwest washington. 70 degrees in quantico, manassas, fredericksburg, response veil ya, stafford, near 70. where there had been persistent rain showers overnight. done south along i-95, below the capital beltway, stafford getting persistent rain showers. moderate rain. not much in the way of lightning. a couple rumbles but nothing crazy. also, persistent showers out along
. good evening, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist in for. this was after the caribbean festival parade. tonight they tell "news 4" this is not the first deadly shooting where a bystander was killed by bullets meant for the same man. darcy spencer is live in columbia heights with more. good evening. >> reporter: aaron, this is the area where the shots rang out. you can see the small memorial. just within the last hour i was able to speak with his mother. she's obviously grieving the loss of her only son but she also wanted to know why that man, the apparent intended of the target shooting was still on the streets. >> he was my only son and i loved him with all my heart and live is never going to be the same for me. >> reporter: 43-year-old robert foster jr. was the man shot and killed in saturday's caribbean festival in columbia heights. friends say he was standing here when shots rang out. he was struck in the head. one of his friends was shot in the stomach. >> i just want to see justice, and i just want to see all of this killing and shooting stop. i don't know why this continues to
its roof on i-95. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. eun yang is back tomorrow. it is wednesday, june 1st. a federal agency that regulates electricity is without power. that number has been changing overnight. many residents in this apartment complex in northeast spent the night without power and without air-conditioning. the federal regulatory commission is closed because of that power outage. agency said all of its systems were down late last night because of a neighborhood pour outage. pep woe is working on repairing an underground system there >> kwraoudz we're going to get a bit of a break. >> at 7:00, we'll be dropping into the 80s. cooling off for the night. then the next couple of days we're looking really nice where we stay out of the 90s, too. heat advisory throughout the area. so once again it's going to be another scorcher for us. heat index, 100 to 105 degrees. hopeful lie you're not going to be in any traffic job today. heat index, 82 degrees. wind south-southwest at 9:00 miles per hour. northwest by late tonight as a cold front moves through. a lo
for having inappropriate contract with students. aaron gilchrist has our report. >> reporter: five people charged with educating young people in prince william county schools in the last three months all charged with having inappropriate contact with students. the basketball coach nsonji white this week accused of engaging in sex acts with a 17-year-old girl at stonewall jackson high in 2004 and 2005. the substitute teacher eric lewis accused of sodomy of a student of at potomac high. tina amato accused of having a year-long sexual relationship with a skwaen-year-old boy. lawrence luccetti at belleville middle and david blount at woodbridge middle both accused of touching young students. >> we take employee conduct very seriously and employee conduct of this sort will not be tolerated. >> reporter: all school district employees have regular training that includes sexual misconduct policies. now principals are being ordered to reiterate the rules and the law. >> the information is being provided through the principals, through meetings, through personal contact with staff not only in writt
's uncomfortable outside for those of you who do have to work outside. aaron gilchrist is one of those and he'll be talking to us from tyson's corner where people are working right now. >> we know heat is the number one weather killer in the country and the guys that work construction sites like the dulles metro rail site behind me know that well. in extreme heat you have to be extremely careful. if you don't do the things that are noes protect yourself you could -- you could find yourself in a deadly situation. construction crews don't get to call out hot on days like this. they have to deal with the extreme heat and keep working. same goes for this landscaping crew, but they protect themselves from yard debris and the sun. >> we lessen our schedule. we try do maybe some pruning or something like that for a little bit, maybe like five or ten minutes here. >> reporter: brown says they also break often for water, something fairfax's health director says is critical. >> drink plenty of fluid s befoe you do outside activity. during that activity you need to replenish your fluids and after you're
its students to learn to drive in some particular style. aaron gilchrist has our report. >> reporter: we've all been there. hours in the classroom, taking writing tests, watching driving videos, all leading up to the road lesson. you hop into that unexciting chevy cavalier, and you take care of business. but potomac driving school in rockville decided drivers ed needs more power. >> i was coming out and then the neighbor goes, i never got to learn in a corvette. and i said what? and i see the corvette pulled over on the side. >> reporter: so far fee is on day two behind the wheel of a 2007 chevy corvette, world-class performance and a v8 engine, complete with an instructor brake and student driver plastered on the rear end. >> i had a lady take a picture, the person behind me taking pictures behind me, it was funny. >> reporter: he bought to corvettes in 2007 to teach kids how to drive. no, seriously. >> when you're driving a car like this, you're more alert, very cautious, and i thinkhey learn faster and not really goofing off because they're very, very nervous at the beginning. but
much. aaron gilchrist looks at the changes some want to see to be sure the project can be completed. >> reporter: the end of phase one in reston could be the end of the metro rail says this group of business leaders. they represent some 5,000 businesses in northern virginia, businesses they say bear 90% of the metro's silver line's capital costs, they feel have out of control. >> we fought too hard to allow expense challenges to disrupt this completion. >> reporter: the group delivered a letter on wednesday urging it to consider five cost-cutting steps it says could mean $1 billion in savings. beginning with rescinding an april mandate to use only union workers. mwa also decided to build an underground station, a move rejected by leaders. business leaders are pushing for the $300 million cheaper above-ground option. >> the option involves lower construction risk, and it can be built in six to twelve months faster. >> reporter: here in reston, where phase one ends, a parking garage is being built from a public/private partnership. the group wants that to be the case in phase two. as
to photograph them last summer. news4's aaron gilchrist is in our newsroom working the story with new details on this suit filed this morning. aaron? >> the aclu says mpd officers lied when they told a photography student he needed permission to take their pictures. the aclu believes that with cell phone technology getting better, some police are getting worried that their actions will be preserved and used against them in ways that weren't possible just a few years ago. >> it's nuts and it's outrageous. >> reporter: 20-year-old jerome was a photography student last july. he was on a walk through georgetown and says he happened on a traffic stop. looking to add to his portfolio, he says he snapped these photos of d.c. police officers near the corner of m street and 29th. he says he was on the sidewalk first across the street, and then on the same side as the police activity. after a few minutes, he says he was asked to stop taking pictures and to produce an i.d. >> they told me to put the camera away, to stop audio recording, and that i am being detained and that it is unlawful within the dis
not be enough to keep you safe. pro. >>> good morning. it is 7:26 on this sunday, june 5th. i'm aaron gilchrist. topping your news today, federal authorities are planning a review of the i-95 bus crash that killed four people last tuesday. it hit a cable barrier before landing upside down. investigators discovered the driver fell asleep at the while. the national review board is set to review chung's activities before the crash. meanwhile, the company that operates the bus tried to reopen and operate under a different name. it has subpoenaed the owner for documents possibly related to ticket sales. >>> about half an hour ago, the doors opened on a new grocery store in frederick, maryland. wegman's now open for business right off i-270 and u.s. 15. the store employs about 500 people. this store in frederick is a much anticipated opening. some 23,000 customers already signed up online for discount shoppers cards. >>> demonstrators back at the jefferson memorial showing their dancing skills, if you will, as part of a battle over free speech. hundreds of protesters showed up at the memorial yesterd
your weekend with us. i'm aaron gilchrist. kimberly suiters is off today. welcome to "news 4 today" on this saturday, june 4th. a special good morning to all the folks open for the susan g. komen race for the cure today. meteorologist tom kierein is in for chuck bell today. a little cool out there to start? >> yeah, but good for running, and a terrific day starting off this saturday morning. a good morning for the race. right now, it is cool, though, in the suburbs and rural areas, many locations are only in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. so quite a cool start. and right in washington now, 61 at reagan national, and right near the bay, it's a little bit milder in the low 60s there, but just a little way away from the waters, it's down into the upper 40s to just near 50 there. so quite a cool start here for the fourth day of june, and this morning, we have temperatures out in the mountains, even chillier. in fact, it's only in the low 40s in many locations in western maryland and west virginia. heading to the beach, well, the ocean city water temperature there is in the mid-60s a
at the powder being sold as bath salts. good morning, welcome to "news 4 toda today". i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm kimberly suiters. all the day's news just ahead. but first, a quick check on your forecast. chuck bell joining us with that. 81 outside already, and it's pretty oppressive when you step outside. >> i tried to go running yesterday morning, and it was too blazing hot by 9:00, 10:00 in the morning yesterday, and it's going to be like that again today. if you want to get outside and do your jog, walk, or bike ride, or whatever you need to do first thing in the morning, if it's a warm activity, get it done immediately. >> wait until 7:00. >> well, for us, we have a mostly cloudy sky out there this morning. plenty of sunshine getting through early to get your day started. and it's going to be a dry start to your weekend, and i think it will be a dry finish tomorrow. but there are an awful lot of rain chances sneaking into our saturday afternoon and evening, and even into the overnight as well. so for right now, 77 down at national airport. we're 81 here at the friendly peacock in up north
million dollars in back child support. news4's aaron gilchrist went out with one team of deputies and has an exclusive look at what it takes to track down parents on the run. >> reporter: just before 11:30 at night. five terms from more than a dozen prince george's county sheriffs deputies gathered to receive marching orders. night two to execute arrest warranties for men and women who owe child support here in calvert and charles counties. team three hits the streets in suitland first. it's 1:00 a.m., the cover of night typically means sleeping suspects and the element of surprise. persistence is key in their hunt, but here a strikeout. >> break down what just happened or didn't happen. >> went to the house. no one answered the door. light on, no car in the driveway, no movement inside. we'll try to come back later on. >> reporter: a little luck in district heights. after banging a man and woman answer the door. deputies enter the home. again, the suspect is m.i.a. the resident has no idea where he is. bad luck for the officers. >> not here at one address doesn't mean they're not at the
found $100,000 worth of heroin in his stomach. aaron gilchrist mass h has more on their discovery and how officers tracked items that shouldn't have come into the country. >> reporter: international passengers arrive at dulles in droves every day. last wednesday, like everybody else, a nigerian man arrived from paris, approached the customs agent, showed his passport and started answering questions. >> from the interview we noticed that his body language was a little off, so they referred him to secondary for further inspection. >> reporter: as passengers continued to pour in, agents entered viewed the passenger, went through his luggage and noticed more unusual things. >> his stomach was kind of protruding, he was uncomfortable. he bent down, he had a really hard time bending down and just was sweating. >> reporter: here's what they found. 97 pellets of heroin revealed in a hospital x-ray, recovered over the course of three days it took him to flush them from his stomach. worth about 100 grand, and a trip to jail with home land security agents. dulles agents see all sorts of stuf
12th. i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news for today, d.c. fire and ems has confirmed that harbor patrol divers recovered a woman missing from the waters right off the southwest waterfront. she disappeared at 10:30 at the capital yacht club off water street. officials say she was swimming with friends, and witnesses saw her go under water. circumstances surrounding her drowning are still under investigation. >>> take a look at your screen, this is 12-year-old conte momo. he was last seen on the bus after school on friday. he never returned home. he was last seen wearing black jeans, a black t-shirt, and black nike sneakers with orange stripes. police say the boy may be in the area of the rosemary hills or summit hills apartment complexes. >>> two d.c. police officers recovering this morning after being attacked in chinatown. police say a homeless man punched and hit the officers in the head with a large pipe. the man was arrested. both officers were taken to the hospital. their names and conditions have not been released. >>> today thousands will gather for the annual capital prize parad
. >>> good morning. it's 7:26 on this saturday, june 4th. i'm aaron gilchrist. a quick heads up for you, that the eastbound lanes of the suitland parkway are closed right now at naylor road because of a shooting investigation. police say at least one person was shot. no word on the victim's condition or identity right now. we'll have more on this story for you in about 35 minutes on "news 4 today." >>> also in our headlines, a d.c. police officer in jail this morning, accused of killing the mother of his baby over child support. investigators in prince george's county say vice officer richmond phillips beat 20-year-old wynetta wright to death. wright's daughter, who would have turned 1 year old next week, was found dead in wright's suv. medical examiners say the child suffered from heat exposure. phillips is charged with one count of first-degree murder and is being held in jail without bond. >>> rescuers in montgomery county turning to the triadelphia reservoir this morning, searching for a missing swimmer. 20-year-old bruce hanson was swimming with three -- yanson, that is, was swimmi
. it was a chance to use and evaluate new storm plans and technology. aaron gilchrist reports. >> reporter: this is pepco's control room in bethesda. of the underground bunker is the nerve center of power distribution and transmission for pepco in d.c. and maryland. the room is packed with engineers who would react immediately when major storms impact the grid. this summer, pepco is adopting new methods. >> whenever there is a major event, every employee has a sec job. that second job may be damage assessment, that second job may be answering the telephones. but it's all hands on deck. >> reporter: it's also moving managers closer to the control room from downtown. today's drill has moved all of the people in charge of logistics into one space. across the hall, a communications center will handle information going to the public through the call center, website and social media. by month's end, pepco will roll out smartphone applications for customers to use in a storm, eliminating a frustrating wait on the phone. >> you can get the same information through the website or through smartphone
need your help finding that attacker. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. kimberly is continuing time off this weekend. it is sunday, june 5th. we'll take a look at the news this a second. first a look at the weather. good morning, doug. >>> well, aaron, the first thing you're going to need is that umbrella across the area. we have shower activity and maybe even a couple thunderstorms out there this morning. take a look at live doppler radar. just a few scattered showers for the most part. we are looking at rain moving through in the front royal area. also right around the district from fairfax county and prince george's county. the wider view showing more showers to the north as well. take that umbrella with you this morning. winds out of the north/northeast at 6 miles per hour. it's a fairly nice morning where it's not raining. once again, watch out for some showers. 64 in frederick. 66 sterling. 70 in quantico. once again, we do have some rain out there. i'll tell you where this rain is heading and how long it's going to stick around coming up in just a
>>> welcome to "news4 this week." >> hi, everyone, i'm aaron gilchrist. we'll show you more interesting stories making news in our area this week. among them, hanging up on land lines. why saving money on your phone bill could cost you much more in an emergency. >>> what is your workout? we'll check out a local gym that trades the tread mills and bar bells that our bodies are meant to use. >>> and the most romantic metro stop in the country. why taking the train to this station could help your chances at finding love. >>> but first, it's the dangerous side of an annual summer tradition. 4th of july is right around the corner, so as fireworks sales ramp up, it's also time to look at the serious hazards they can cause. news4's elaine reyes has more on how to stay safe this independence day. >> 3, 2, 1. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the biggest explosion doesn't always cause the most serious injuries. >> whether you are headed out to watch the brilliant display of fireworks at a community event or celebrating it in your backyard, put safety at play. >> reporter: some of the more c
say something has got to change. good evening, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist in for craig melvin tonight. 43-year-old robert foster was just one of four people shot yesterday evening when gunfire rang out. the intended target of the shooting was a man they're familiar with and people have come after him before. darcy spencer is live forever us at police headquarters with more on this story. darcy? >> reporter: aaron, sources tell me that the intended target was in fact shot in the leg. and this isn't the first time he's escaped death. 43-year-old robert foster jr., an innocent bystander, caught in the crossfire of two gunmen at the caribbean day festival in columbia heights. he died after being shot in the head here on gresham place and georgia avenue saturday afternoon. >> he came just to have a good sometime with his family, and he was standing here and was out here talking and just out of nowhere people started shooting. >> i just want to see justice. >> reporter: anita mosley says foster was her only son. >> i loved him with all my heart. and life is never going to be the sam
. aaron gilchrist shows us their flash mob final. >> reporter: for sure wooten high school is biz we seniors with fill in the blank finals and end of the year fro je projects, but not all of the seniors. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: call it final by flash mob. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: 55 students from the sossology class skipped the pen and paper opting for pop music and an unsuspecting audience at real washingtonian shopping center in gaithersburg. the teacher gave them three options to show what they've done this year. >> what they've done is connected the song, choreography and the costume idea all to course content through their journal. >> reporter: sociology is all about human behavior and how we influence each other, three students rose to the top of this social experiment as the lead choreographers. >> we, like, each time take a little time to choreograph and you go in and telephone it to the class and it's showing how a bunch of people come together and other people that are around them see something different going on, which isn't normal. >> and not normal caught a lot of people's atte
. for the achiever in you. ♪ >>> good morning. 7:56 on this saturday, june 11th, 2010 -- 2011. i'm aaron gilchrist. topping your news today, police in maryland are investigating a single car crash in silver spring that left one person dead. this happened about 9:30 last night in the 8600 block of 16th street. montgomery county police say a white honda accord was driving toward d.c. when it approached a ridon bus, picking up a passenger. the driver of the honda swerved to avoid hitting the bus and ran off the road, hitting a curb and street sign before flipping on to its roof. the driver was pronounced dead on the scene. no one else was with injured in that crash. >>> and the lowden county sheriff's office says the person who vandalized dozens of vehicles in april is now behind bars. police arrested 16-year-old christopher bolt of sterling, virginia. he was accused of spray painting the number "68" on more than 60 cars. he started adding the letters "ms" after authorities said they didn't believe the numbers were gang related. bolt faces one felony count of property destruction. >>> chuck bell has
talking about what it's done to prepare for whatever the summer may bring us. aaron gilchrist is here now with the story. aaron? >> jim, we were invited to watch some of a day-long drill where pepco tested its readiness for a major storm event. the drill tested several new processes and technologies that will be put into operation for the summer storm season. for the first time ever, pepco allowed camera into its control room in bethesda. it is the nerve center for pepco's maryland and d.c. operation. from this underground bunker, engineers can control the flow of electricity and monitor when storms impact the grid. but the coming storm season, the power company is centralizing its crisis management efforts. when a storm strikes, a team of managers will gather just above the control room. their job is logistics. across the hall, the communications effort. managing all of the info that goes to the public via the pepco call center, website and social media. the drill today knocks out power to 250,000 customers, and forces employees to assume newly assigned secondary jobs which will now beco
zone in university boulevard in new hampshire. aaron gilchrist is live in silver spring to give you the head's up. hi, aaron. >> reporter: this is the first time that speed cameras will be used on the capitol beltway you see running behind me. highway officials say a goal date hasn't been set just yet. you'll get a three-week warning. two years this is expected to take and the cameras are going in that construction zone with the intention that they'll make the zone safer for drivers and workers. driving at top speed on any part of the capital beltway is a luxury, but with the opening of a new work zone on the northwest branch bridge in silver spring, it will also be a liability. >> by having an automated enforcement just like having a treerp there you could get people to change their behavior and slow down. >> reporter: that automated enforcement won't be the traditional speed camera like this one on democracy boulevard. you see, it is roughly the length of a football field and it is with the highway administration that has started the $7.9 project to strengthen the bridge. the spee
? welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm kimberly suiters. it's sunday, june 12th. we'll have much more on that. but first we'll check in with meteorologist chuck bell. it's 75 degrees. already that's an improvement from yesterday. >> it's a five to ten degree improvement compared to the same time yesterday morning. this time yesterday we were already pushing 80 degrees. not so warm this morning. don't be fooled. you're going to get a couple of hours where the temperatures are relatively tolerable. bikers and runners and strollers and joggers, get out there now while the sun's out and the temperatures are still relatively cool because it will be a very warm and humid afternoon today, bordering on hot once again. at least to start things out, things are pleasant enough. upper 60s to around 70 degrees for current temperatures and a decent amount of sunshine coming through that's only going to help destabilize the atmosphere. we'll have a hot start to the day but between 2:00 and 6:00 in the afternoon, thunderstorms will be a substantial likelihood, we'll call it. at
'm aaron gilchrist. it's saturday, june 11th. our top stories in just a moment. first, a quick check on your forecast. chuck bell is back with us this morning. it's already thick out there. this morning, just getting in the car, it was very uncomfortable. >> if you've waited this long to get out and do your saturday morning run, you better pack an extra gallon of water as you go on your way to get out there. it's already steamy stuff out there thirst i think if this morning. it's going to do nothing but get hotter and feel even more humid as we go through later this afternoon. right now, though, plenty of haze and overall summer gunkiness outside first thing this morning, limiting our visibilities just a touch. 83 now at national airport. 80 degrees in clinton, maryland. 78 in indianapolis. 77 now in bethesda and potomac, maryland. 77 in sterling. 79 degrees as you head down towards warrenton and manassas. and there are some showers way back now across parts of central, west virginia. part of a little ripple that's coming our way. it will bring in thunderstorm chances by this afterno
handly. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news, raven masters of hyattsville was handed 24 life sentences today for trying to kill a county police officer by torching his apartment building last year. police and fire officials say the 32-year-old plotted to kill the dengt active to prevent him from testifying in a burglary case. masters maintains his innocence. we'll have a live report at the top of the hour. >>> traffic delays easing up in georgetown this evening after a fire at hook restaurant on m street shut down surrounding roads. the restaurant sustained bad damage from the fire, which is still under investigation. no one was injured. >>> president obama held his first solo news conference in three months today. he challenged republicans to reach an agreement on spending cuts, and raising the debt limit, and held open the possibility of keeping congress in town over the upcoming holiday if they don't make progress on a deal to prevent the looming financial crisis. >>> and stocks rose for the third straight day here as greece passed a bill that could stop the country from d
he could not take their picture. aaron gilchrist with the details. >> just to detain someone on the basis they're taking photos and the police doesn't like it. it's outrageous. >> reporter: 20-year-old jerome voris was a photography student last july. he was on a walk through georgetown and says he saw a traffic stop. looking to add to his portfolio, he says he snapped these photos of d.c. police officers near the corner of m street and 29th. voris says he was first across the street then on the same side as the police activity. after a few minutes, voris says he was asked to stop taking pictures and to produce an i.d. >> they told me to put the camera away, to stop audio record be and that i am being detained, and that it is unlawful within the district of columbia to photograph and audio record police officers without prior consent. >> the police really ought to know that citizens can do that, just as the police can take pictures of citizens out on the street. >> reporter: the american civil liberties union filed suit in u.s. district court thursday morning, alleging that s
morning. it is sunday, june 19th, 2011. i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news for today, two men are recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning. they were power washing an underground garage when they were overcome by fumes on v street northwest in the bloomingdale tphaeubd. they were rushed to the hospital in very serious condition. >>> look out for street closures for the d.c. triathlon. the first wave started at 6:00. the professionals are just about to start. parts of rock creek parkway, white hurst freeway, independence avenue, constitution avenue, pennsylvania and 9th street are all closed. most roads should reopen by noon >> today is the final day of the u.s. open at congressional in bethesda. getting to the green will be challenging because there's no parking at congressional. if you're taking the metro, expect 20-minute delays. it is single tracking on several lines today. we'll have a check of the forecast for you right after this. stay with us. >>> let's see how things are looking outside. here's chuck bell. >> thank you, aaron. clouds will help hold temperatures down a bit today. yes
for aaron gilchrist and kimberly suiters. meteorologist chuck bell is here to tell us about this nice sunday. >> more sunshine than yesterday. as long as it didn't rain. >> clouds kept
with their students. aaron gilchrist joins us now with more on this. >> reporter: wendy, in most of these cases school employees were reported to police by school administrators. the school district says sexual misconduct will not be tolerated and principals have been ordered to reinforce that message. >> they were all hired and charged with educating young people in prince william county schools. now they're all charged with having inappropriate contact with students. the basketball coach nsonji white this week accused of engaging with sex acts with a girl of stone wall jackson high in 2004 and 2005. eric lewis accused of sodomy at potomac high in 2008. >> there are aberrations that happened and those are taken extremely seriously. they're not tolerated. >> reporter: school administrators also initiated the april arrest of tina amato charged with taking indecent liberties with a 16-year-old boy over the course of a year and lawrence luccetti who taught art and david blount both accused of touching young students. >> just one incident is too many. so we will continue to remind our 10,000 employees tha
on the ground. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >>> and i'm aaron gilchrist. eun yang is back tomorrow. it is wednesday, june 1st, 2011. this heat wave is still here but it could end soon. right now the weather remains hot and sticky this early morning. we could reach a record high today, then a so-called cold front expected to come through to the nonmeteorological thinkers cold front is a relative term this time of year. >> that's true, but it's going to provide us with some relief. let's start with the heat. it's a record since 1825. long-standing record. could be at least tied today. then the possibility to make your day a little more interesting. thunderstorms later on. 76 degrees currently across the area. 74 degrees in sterling. manassas, 70. 76 in quantico. we'll see a high temperature of 97 degrees. 85 at 9:00 a.m. this morning. we'll have hazy sunshine throughout. i think by noon, 93. heading up to 97. those storms any time between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. today. the most intense storms between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. today. some of the storms could be bringing very high winds, damaging
forensic expert made on the stand against investigators. welcome back to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm kimberly suiters. tomorrow the murder trial of casey anthony will resume in orlando. yesterday they focused on the autopsy performed on the body of caylee anthony. >> a well-known pathologist began to cast down on the thoroughness of the autopsy. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: a forensic expert who has worked on high profile cases from jfk to oj, says it is impossible to tell how kaley anthony died and the autopsy was incomplete. >> if the head was not opened, what else wasn't? >> he says duct tape wasn't place on her mouth but on her skull, long after she was dead. >> in my opinion it was my opinion it was stuck on there after the skin had deteriorated. >> and he didn't point the finger at the girl's mother, defendant casey anthony. >> so your testimony is that the medical examiner's personnel took the hair that was not on the skull and placed it there for the purpose of this photographs? >> wouldn't be the first time, sir. >> casey anthony's defense attorney is
boulevard and new hampshire avenue in silver bring. news 4's aaron gilchrist takes a look at what she'll need to know to avoid getting a ticket. >> most of the time you can't go fast enough to speed, you know? >> tom kelly is a frequent driver of the capital beltway across the northwest branch bridge in silver spring and says driving that speed is a bit rare, but with a new construction zone coming online, the state highway administration wants to make sure speeding doesn't create a safety problem. >> by having an automated enforcement just as if you were having a trooper there, you can get people to change the behavior and slowdown. the automated enforcement won't be the traditional speed camera like this one. the span is roughly the length of a football field and sits between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard. the highway administration has already started the $7.9 million project to rehab that 44-year-old bridge. the speed cameras are about safety in the work zone. those cameras will be mobile. >> we don't put the camera up there 24/7. it's in a vehicle, so it's just as
virginia to the metropolitan washington airport authority. news4's aaron gilchrist is live in tyson's corner tonight with why there is concern the dulles metro rail project might not be finished. aaron? >> reporter: yeah, pat. businesses in the dulles corridor say they have done their part financially to make rail to dulles happen. now they say if somebody definite rein in kots right now, the end of the line could be far short of the dulles airport. >> this project can't file fail. we need this project to happen. >> reporter: just like other groups, that sentiment is shared by this entire group of business leaders along the dulles corridor. they represent some 5,000 businesses in northern virginia, and are concerned that costs of the metro silver line are getting out of control. >> the payment of real estate taxes, business license taxes and tolls on the dulles toll road, dulles corridor employers and employees will contribute to more than 90% of the capital costs associated with constructing phase two. >> reporter: the group delivered a letter to the metropolitan washington airport
house hopeful. good morning and welcome back to news 4 "today." i'm aaron gilchrist. kimberly is off this weekend. it is saturday, june 4th. today's top stories in just a moment. first, your weather headlines to start off on this saturday morning. meteorologist tom kierein in for chuck bell with the kind of headlines we like to see in the weather. >> wonderful, and the birds are tweeting each other. i just stepped out and the story is, gorgeous spring morning under way, as we've got a cool start to the day, we'll have a rapid warm-up, though. right now we're in the low to mid-60s in washington. and in arlington, and fairfax, with and montgomery counties right near the bay, closer to 70 degrees. to the north, still in the 50s in many locations. and around the blue ridge. now, here's a view from space. and we do have just a few wispy high clouds coming in. some other clouds farther to our north that may be making their way down from pennsylvania later today. we'll have high clouds beginning to obscure some of the sun as we get into the afternoon hours. overall, partly cloudy, and a war
hill satisfied with his decision? welcome back. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm kimberly suiters. chuck bell joins us in studio with a check of our weather. 77 degrees outside. much nicer than we were dealing with. >>> pretty soon it will be the same temperature as yesterday morning. >> you keep saying that. >> we were 80 degrees at 10:00 a.m. yesterday, and we're going to be real close to 80 degrees at 10:00 a.m. today. just to be sure. a lot of people wondering, what was the catbird seat? an american humorist james. this hurber first coined the phrase in the new yorker magazine in 1914. it's referred to as an advantageous position such as a batter with three ball and no strikes. >> so you didn't make it up. >> i didn't make it up. >> and hasn't been used since until chuck bell brought thank you up. >> it's been lying dormant since 1942, and now we know why. >>> some storms could be severe, damaging wind and hail are primary threats. 75 degrees at national airport. 75 manassas. 75 fairfax right now. temperatures will be close to or slightly above the 90 degree mark waive the day is thr
and welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. kimberly continues her time off. all the news ahead. first, a quick check of the forecast. meteorologist doug kammerer is in this morning. >>> you walk outside, it's very comfortable. going to stay that way through the morning hours. looking outside at falls church, a beautiful shot through the trees and also the cloud cover. we'll continue to see the clouds around the area. same in the district. we're going to see the clouds throughout much of the morning hours. temperatures today are going to warm up. we did have a chance of shower activity. even some showers this morning, mostly into southern maryland this morning. you may wake up, walk outside, and see things are a little on the damp side this morning. once again, i think we're already going to see dry weather through the next couple of hours. maybe a chance for thunderstorm activity later on this afternoon. temperature around 76 at 9:00 a.m. that may be a little warm. maybe around 72 in most areas. around noon, 80 degrees. i think we'll go up to a high temperature in the middle 80
or is incinerated. passengers can be fined or in the case of illegal drugs, arrested. aaron gilchrist, news4, dulles international airport. >> those beagles have a strong nose. i'm going get my dog a job out there. >> you have a beagle? >> yeah, i do. >> oh, wow. they're so cute. and smart too, obviously. >> i don't know about that. mine in particular. >>> coming up on news4 at 5:00, a tiny piece of technology could be taking a big bite out of your energy bill. even when it's turned off. >>> and a porn star tells her not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit today. >>> we have some breaking news right now in virginia. police were on the scene of a suspicious death. investigators found a woman's bod
'm eun yang in for aaron gilchrist and kimberly suiters. it is sunday, june 26th, 2011. first, your sunday forecast. meteorologist chuck bell with a nice forecast for today. enjoy it while you can. >> without the mention of rain, 90-degree heat or humidity. that's a win on all three sides. generally clear sky. a few fair weather clouds out there. they're not bothering anybody. mostly down into the 60s, except right in downtown. re we have held the southern 70 degrees mark. 70, national airport. 64 in fairfax. 61, manassas. 61, winchester. 65 degrees town in rows very. do anything you need to do outside. play a little tennis. mow the lawn. cluster of thunderstorms will stay well down to our south today. we should be rain free and mild. high temperatures mid-80s with relatively low humidity levels. we can't plain that b that. if you have your sail boat ready to go, do a little sailing on the bay. don't forget to invite your favorite meteorologist. >> or the favorite news anchor. don't forget about me, chuck. >> we can invite you along. >> thank you. >> it is 7:01. one person is dead
:26 on this wednesday, june 15th. i'm aaron gilchrist. following breaking news now in anne arundel county where police are investigating a triple stabbing in crofton. three women stabbed around 6:30, all women taken to shock trauma in baltimore. detectives have not said what may have led to the stab organize the relationship between those involved or whether they have any suspects at thi >>> good morning. right now, we're in the 60s. bright sun, low humidity, today low 80s. tomorrow, more clouds. might get a morning shower or afternoon storm, highs in the 70s. morph the same friday, but warmer. saturday, cloudy, 80s. sunday, partly choudloudy, 80, storms. >> 280 south, significant delay as you approach montross road. that car fires out but you will see delays as you go from >>> no! where do you think you're going? what the heck? >> that's jim carrey in his latest comedy "mr. popper's penguins" about a man's whose life begins to unravel when he inherits a half dozen flightless birds. he's going to tell us all about it tomorrow on "today." excited to see it? >> yeah. >> when he's in the house, things ge
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